Let’s talk about 2 ingredient marinades! I knew that would grab you! Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken Marinade one for the records! I love “quick and easy” just as much as you and I love sharing when I have a winner!!!
Let’s talk about flavor in a can!! We have made a delicious Grilled Lime Chicken before that only uses a couple of ingredients to marinade and this one has even less ingredients, but I promise, you don’t lose any flavor!!
To be honest, this recipe makes me feel like I’m cheating! It’s just too easy and incredibly inexpensive. Add in the fact that the marinade can be put together in a jiffy, this is going to become a staple in our household. Jason licked the marinade spoon after we made it, it is that good!
Easy Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken Marinade
Bring one can of frozen lemonade to come to room temperature or thaw in the fridge overnight. Put all the ingredients (you know all two of them) in a gallon zip lock bag along with your chicken and marinade for 30-60 minutes. That’s all it takes! Quick, easy and delicious!!!
Tip: Don’t add the honey until the lemonade mix is at room temperature. If you add the honey when the lemonade mix is cold, it as it will harden into clumps and won’t add much flavor to the marinade. I’m not saying that I have experience with that (cough, cough) but just thought I would pass on that tip!
Choosing between chicken breasts or thighs
Both chicken breasts and chicken thighs work great for this recipe. If you do use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, though, I recommend pounding them thinner. Not only will they be quicker to cook, but it will allow the marinade to penetrate to more of the meat. Chicken thighs are amazing as well and offer a lot of flavor and juiciness.
Grill the Honey Lemon Chicken
I prefer grilling on the Big Green Egg. The thick ceramic walls really make a difference and help the chicken remain juicy. A gas grill will work great too, especially if you flatten the chicken breasts.
Set up the grill with direct heat and dial in the temperature to 350 degrees.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the heated grill. It will only take about seven minutes or so on each side. Make sure the internal temperature reaches the safe level of 165 degrees, though.
Remove the chicken from the grill and garnish with some cut lemons and a nice drizzle of honey!
- 4 chicken breast skinless/boneless
- 1 can of defrosted lemonade concentrate
- 2-4 tablespoons of honey depending upon taste
- Combine lemonade and honey together in a ziplock bag and mix. Add chicken and marinade for 30-60 minutes.
- While chicken is marinating, heat grill up to 350 degrees.
- Place chicken on grill grate and grill for about 7 minutes on each side. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees.